OBGYNs located in Boynton Beach, FL
Vaginal bleeding is a normal part of your menstrual cycle. Vaginal bleeding that’s heavy or in-between your period is abnormal and benefits from an evaluation at Ganesh OBGYN in Boynton Beach, Florida. Selva Ganesh, MD, FACOG, and Dervi Ganesh-Baluyot, MD, FACOG, are experienced women’s health experts who take a patient-centered approach to care. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Vaginal Bleeding Q&A
What is vaginal bleeding?
Vaginal bleeding is a normal part of your menstrual cycle. During your menstrual cycle, your uterine lining grows endometrial tissue in anticipation of pregnancy. When you don’t get pregnant, your uterus sheds the lining, resulting in vaginal bleeding or what you call your period.
The bleeding typically lasts five to seven days and occurs every 21 to 37 days.
When should I be concerned about vaginal bleeding?
You should be concerned about vaginal bleeding if your bleeding is heavy or occurs in-between your period. Other indicators your vaginal bleeding may be abnormal include:
- Vaginal bleeding after sex
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Bleeding during pregnancy
- Periods that last longer than seven days
- Going several weeks or months without your period
- Painful periods
Though not always serious, abnormal vaginal bleeding isn’t something you should ignore. If you have changes in your menstrual cycle or bleeding in-between, schedule an appointment at Ganesh OBGYN for an evaluation.
What happens during a vaginal bleeding evaluation?
When you visit Ganesh OBGYN with concerns about abnormal vaginal bleeding, you can expect a comprehensive exam. Your provider first reviews your menstrual cycle and symptoms.
They perform a physical and pelvic exam and may run diagnostic tests such as a Pap smear, blood work, or an ultrasound to confirm or rule out a cause to explain your abnormal vaginal bleeding.
How is abnormal vaginal bleeding treated?
Your provider at Ganesh OBGYN takes a patient-centered approach to care and customizes your treatment plan based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and medical history.
Initial treatment may include hormonal birth control to regulate your menstrual cycle and your bleeding.
If you continue to have symptoms, your provider may recommend a gynecological procedure to address the underlying cause of your abnormal vaginal bleeding. For example, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to remove a uterine fibroid or laser surgery for endometriosis.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding is common and underreported. Call Ganesh OBGYN or schedule an appointment online today to get the answers you need.
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